This Supercut of Every Visual Effects Oscar Winner Is Awesome

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 6:35PM
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 6:35PM
This Supercut of Every Visual Effects Oscar Winner Is Awesome
Prepare to be amazed. Burger Fiction has put together a supercut of every single film to win the award for Visual Effects at the Oscars, and the result if both a fun trip down memory lane and a fascinating look at how movie special effects have changed over time. 

Beginning in the late 1920s, the first couple of decades were full of airplanes and explosions, with the notable exception of the impressive flying horse from 1940's The Thief of Bagdad. In the 1950s, science fiction films first start to come to prominence, especially with 1953's War of the Worlds' extensive use of ray guns. The 1960s were perhaps the most diverse decade, with everything from Mary Poppins to James Bond to 2001: A Space Odyssey being honored. The 1970s of course introduced the modern blockbuster with Star Wars, along with other classics like Superman and Alien.

The 1980s showed the dominance of the Spielberg/Lucas era, with two Star Wars films, two Indiana Jones films, and E.T. all winning in the first half of the decade, before making way for James Cameron, who won twice in the latter half of the decade with Aliens and The Abyss. The 1990s began with back-to-back wins for Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicles in Total Recall and the groundbreaking Terminator 2, the latter being a Cameron film. Spielberg would of course come roaring back with Jurassic Park, while Cameron won again for Titanic toward the end of the decade.

The 2000s marked a visible shift, when loads of CGI became very evident in the winners, with all three Lord of the Rings movies winning back-to-back-to-back. And of course, Cameron closed out the decade with the stunning Avatar. The current decade has so far seen a return to outer space, with Gravity and Interstellar winning the award the past two years.

This years nominees are Ex Machina, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and two more space movies: The Martian and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Will The Force Awakens' return to practical effects result in an Oscar win like each film in the original trilogy enjoyed, after the CGI-heavy prequels were shut out? Maybe! Until we find out on Sunday, we recommend just watching this video on repeat.



Via: Collider.
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